I’m a Survivor!

While we have had lots going on around here and lots to update you all on, instead, I am asking that you go over to We Aren’t Perfect today. Crystal is doing a Postpartum Depression Confessions Awareness Week, and I am her first guest post.

This is a cause that is VERY close to me since I am still in recovery with my PPD and my PPA.  And while I am telling you that, I want to share that since the calendar flipped to August, my anxiety has totally amped up.  I’m hoping to work this out with my therapist, but the thought of leaving Cort and Eddie and working two jobs again this fall has my stomach in knots and I’m starting to get my insomnia back.

We will get through this, but your prayers and thoughts are welcome.  In fact, as I type this Cortney is on a job interview. So maybe things are about to turn around?

I hope so.  Anyway, show some love to Crystal for her awesome project of creating awareness for PPD/PPA! 

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. I know the feeling all too well – I'm sending good vibes your way!!

    Keep us posted with Cort's interviews!

  2. MamaOnDaGo says

    Feeling your stress. Sending you prayers & support!!!

  3. Thinking of you and having similar struggles myself. Thanks for sharing, it helps to know I'm not the only one.

  4. Miranda @ MirandasJeans says

    Great post. I love that you are able to be so open about your PPD, because other women need to know it's not their fault, and they aren't alone.

  5. I feel you…August always amps up my anxiety and makes my meds nearly useless, due to the kids starting school. Sending prayers your way!

  6. WeeMasonMan's Mom says

    Sending lots and lots of good thoughts!

  7. Mungee's Ma says

    I'll be thinking about you and hoping that the transition back to work doesn't cause too much stress. Best of luck to Cort on his job interview!

  8. Thanks, Katie. You are a sista soldier for taking the lead on this one over at my place. If enough of us get the word going and take the shame out of it, more can be done!

    Kisses to you, diva. You are a survivor and a good mama.

  9. Thinking of you through this time.

  10. I just want to tell you that I read your comment over at DesignHer Momma regarding blogher and it made me want to hang out with you, and I don't even know you!! 🙂 So, instead I'll read a few of your posts and subscribe. I'm robin, nice to meet you! 🙂

    And prayers for you and your family regarding this post.

  11. {Hugs} Prayers going up (and hopefully stress going down!)

  12. The Empress says

    Great idea. I'm sorry I found out too late, I would have loved to contribute a post this week. Please let me know how you do. I had an episode of PPD, but only with my first. NOt my other two. BUt I remember it so vividly..the worst part of my entire entire entire life.

  13. Bravo to you, girl. Hope the job interview went well for Cort. Keeping you in my prayers.

  14. Hi there, I'm stopping by from Mama's Nestwork.
    While I did not experience PPD, I find it wonderful that you're able to talk about it. I went through about 2 months of the blues and felt like I was the only one who had ever had such a thing. It should be something that is talked about more often. This is a great opportunity for us to learn from each other.